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brady1993

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    brady1993 got a reaction from angieram in Morgan Whittaker   
    You've outlined basically what aggravated me about (and still does) letting Whittaker go. Of all the young players we had he was the one that if you observed how he progressed in the academy and the style of player he was you could see that it was going to take him a little bit of time to get up to speed. 
    It's clear that he needed time to get physically accustomed to the level he was playing at and to get stronger in general. Thing is that from a modern sport perspective is pretty much the easiest thing to fix. Personally I think it's always preferable for a young player to not be physically ready than to not be technically ready because the latter is  significantly harder to change.
    I still feel he's going to be one of those players that in a few years everyone will be scratching their heads at why we've let him go.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from MuespachRam in Forsyth   
    I'm more bemused than outraged. To me it clearly looks un-intentional but I'll concede there are plenty of fans on here who adamantally disagree with that. So with that alone I can see why he's been hit by it. 
    Fortunately it's one of the few positions we could stomach a minor hit to, what with Buchanan returning to fitness and Williams looking talented.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from therealhantsram in Further EFL charge tagged on   
    It'd also seem odd for it to be Lawrence given the amount of time since he signed. Not saying it's impossible but I think it's unlikely. 
    I might be misrembering but didn't we pay some kind of nominal fee for Byrne last summer and maybe Marshall?
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Duracell in Forsyth   
    Also with that his momentum is carrying him forwards and he's clearly off balance. I just don't see how you can attribute intent to that because ultimately that's what the red would be for right ? Clear intent ?
    It's not worth appealing mind purely because if they've decided retroactively that it was a red it's very unlikely they will be able to convinced otherwise.
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    brady1993 reacted to duncanjwitham in Forsyth   
    Plus, you can clearly see how his momentum is carrying him over the 2 steps he takes after the 'stamp'. It's not a clear "stick his leg out to do some damage", it's just one of 4 steps in a perfectly natural motion, given what's happening to his body.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from MickD in Forsyth   
    I still stand by that I think it was clumsy and accidental rather than deliberate and malicious. He's regaining his balance after landing.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Carnero in Forsyth   
    I still stand by that I think it was clumsy and accidental rather than deliberate and malicious. He's regaining his balance after landing.
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    brady1993 reacted to Ghost of Clough in Forsyth   
    I take it you've never stumbled before. Instinct means you put your un-planted foot to the ground as quickly as possible.
    The clue as to whether it's a stamp or not is with the foot coming back up, not going down. With an accidental step the instinct also kicks in and the foot is pulled up a lot quicker than a stamp, where the foot becomes planted.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Dethorn in Forsyth   
    That I could see and to be honest I thought he was lucky to dodge a booking for a tackle a little after.
    But the whole "stamp" thing, I just don't see it and I wouldn't be calling for it if it was the other way around.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from angieram in Forsyth   
    I still stand by that I think it was clumsy and accidental rather than deliberate and malicious. He's regaining his balance after landing.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Forsyth   
    I still stand by that I think it was clumsy and accidental rather than deliberate and malicious. He's regaining his balance after landing.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Morgan Whittaker   
    You've outlined basically what aggravated me about (and still does) letting Whittaker go. Of all the young players we had he was the one that if you observed how he progressed in the academy and the style of player he was you could see that it was going to take him a little bit of time to get up to speed. 
    It's clear that he needed time to get physically accustomed to the level he was playing at and to get stronger in general. Thing is that from a modern sport perspective is pretty much the easiest thing to fix. Personally I think it's always preferable for a young player to not be physically ready than to not be technically ready because the latter is  significantly harder to change.
    I still feel he's going to be one of those players that in a few years everyone will be scratching their heads at why we've let him go.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Rev in Morgan Whittaker   
    You've outlined basically what aggravated me about (and still does) letting Whittaker go. Of all the young players we had he was the one that if you observed how he progressed in the academy and the style of player he was you could see that it was going to take him a little bit of time to get up to speed. 
    It's clear that he needed time to get physically accustomed to the level he was playing at and to get stronger in general. Thing is that from a modern sport perspective is pretty much the easiest thing to fix. Personally I think it's always preferable for a young player to not be physically ready than to not be technically ready because the latter is  significantly harder to change.
    I still feel he's going to be one of those players that in a few years everyone will be scratching their heads at why we've let him go.
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    brady1993 reacted to Duracell in Morgan Whittaker   
    Buchanan looked nowhere near good enough in the early parts of the 2019/20 season. With a bit of time and patience - plus a lot of hard work on his part - he seems to have found pace and strength that wasn't there before. 
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    brady1993 reacted to Bianoic in Morgan Whittaker   
    Also mentally strong
    Determined to score against his old club who let him go prematurely 
    And did so 
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    brady1993 reacted to Ghost of Clough in Morgan Whittaker   
    Ball had strength. I still stand by my opinion that he could have been a very reliable Championship forward. He seemed to lose the hunger for the game when we loaned him out to Coventry.
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    brady1993 reacted to Ghost of Clough in Morgan Whittaker   
    He'll soon fall into the Mason Bennett trap of being judged as crap, simply due to only 2 goals in 40 Championship games... despite that being just 915 minutes of football.
    He's not fast, he's not strong, so he has always needed a bit of time (a season, sometimes 2) to adjust to the higher level of football.
    You don't score 20 goals and grab 12 assists in 20 U18 games unless you have something about you. The fact he got those goals from being a clever, technical player rather than pacey or strong just shows he needs time.
    5 goals in 643 minutes in all competitions in his Swansea career so far. It's not going too badly for him.
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    brady1993 reacted to Duracell in Morgan Whittaker   
    "League One player at best" was the cheap, lazy comment thrown about at him. Whether he 'makes' it or not (how is playing semi-regularly for a very competitive side in the English second tier NOT making it?), I think he has at least proven that wrong already.
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    brady1993 reacted to Coconut's Beard in Morgan Whittaker   
    "He's playing in a role that's a bit different for him, as a lot of the guys are, but I thought he was fantastic. He's got a lot to really work on, but he has a lot work with.
    He's been great since we came in. Really positive. He has a lot of attributes. It's about finding the best way to utilise him and tonight he's done himself the world of good.
    I think that'll really help him psychologically more than anything to really feel he's learning that position and that he's growing into it. He's put himself in a really positive light."
     
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    brady1993 reacted to Ambitious in Morgan Whittaker   
    I didn't expect it, for sure, but I do wish him for the best. 
    As a fanbase that proclaims to look after their own, especially the academy players, Whittaker did get some disgusting abuse when he was at Derby. I hope he kicks on. We could definitely do with him now. 
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    brady1993 got a reaction from Bianoic in Morgan Whittaker   
    You've outlined basically what aggravated me about (and still does) letting Whittaker go. Of all the young players we had he was the one that if you observed how he progressed in the academy and the style of player he was you could see that it was going to take him a little bit of time to get up to speed. 
    It's clear that he needed time to get physically accustomed to the level he was playing at and to get stronger in general. Thing is that from a modern sport perspective is pretty much the easiest thing to fix. Personally I think it's always preferable for a young player to not be physically ready than to not be technically ready because the latter is  significantly harder to change.
    I still feel he's going to be one of those players that in a few years everyone will be scratching their heads at why we've let him go.
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    brady1993 got a reaction from dabber in '8 more players' - what now?   
    In terms of the squad I think we could have done with three more coming in; a quick CB, short term cover at DM and a left footed wide right option. Another striker would have been a bonus. 
    So where does that leave us ? With everyone fit the picture doesn't look too bad, actually it looks decent (rough punt at what Rooney would go for): 
    Roos
    Byrne Jagielka Davies Buchanan
    Bielik Bird
    Jozwiak Morrison Lawrence
    Baldock
    Subs; Allsop, Ebosele, Stearman, Knight, Shinnie, Sibley, CKR
    With the likes of Fozzy, Stretton and Watson providing capable competition (and quite possibly swapped in for a few of the above). The primary issue is that we are suffering a minor injury crisis to complement our transfer restrictions and the concern going forwards will be "Can we get players back fit before other players have to play too many minutes?". That's probably going to be the deciding factor at least until January. Get a fair few of those players back fit and we probably do ok based on how we've been playing so far, lose another couple players and we could quickly get in trouble. 
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in '8 more players' - what now?   
    In terms of the squad I think we could have done with three more coming in; a quick CB, short term cover at DM and a left footed wide right option. Another striker would have been a bonus. 
    So where does that leave us ? With everyone fit the picture doesn't look too bad, actually it looks decent (rough punt at what Rooney would go for): 
    Roos
    Byrne Jagielka Davies Buchanan
    Bielik Bird
    Jozwiak Morrison Lawrence
    Baldock
    Subs; Allsop, Ebosele, Stearman, Knight, Shinnie, Sibley, CKR
    With the likes of Fozzy, Stretton and Watson providing capable competition (and quite possibly swapped in for a few of the above). The primary issue is that we are suffering a minor injury crisis to complement our transfer restrictions and the concern going forwards will be "Can we get players back fit before other players have to play too many minutes?". That's probably going to be the deciding factor at least until January. Get a fair few of those players back fit and we probably do ok based on how we've been playing so far, lose another couple players and we could quickly get in trouble. 
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from ariotofmyown in '8 more players' - what now?   
    In terms of the squad I think we could have done with three more coming in; a quick CB, short term cover at DM and a left footed wide right option. Another striker would have been a bonus. 
    So where does that leave us ? With everyone fit the picture doesn't look too bad, actually it looks decent (rough punt at what Rooney would go for): 
    Roos
    Byrne Jagielka Davies Buchanan
    Bielik Bird
    Jozwiak Morrison Lawrence
    Baldock
    Subs; Allsop, Ebosele, Stearman, Knight, Shinnie, Sibley, CKR
    With the likes of Fozzy, Stretton and Watson providing capable competition (and quite possibly swapped in for a few of the above). The primary issue is that we are suffering a minor injury crisis to complement our transfer restrictions and the concern going forwards will be "Can we get players back fit before other players have to play too many minutes?". That's probably going to be the deciding factor at least until January. Get a fair few of those players back fit and we probably do ok based on how we've been playing so far, lose another couple players and we could quickly get in trouble. 
     
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    brady1993 got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in '8 more players' - what now?   
    I've said before and I'll say it again here but I think people have read way way too much into the "8". In the context of the interview it pretty much just seemed like an off the cuff remark reflecting that of course he'd sign more if he could but he can't. 
    If you look closely at the close season's activity and who he had in mind you can see the plan was to sign around 10-11 in total; Allsop, Jagielka, Stearman, Davies, Wisdom (maybe), Mengi, Carroll/Garner, Aluko, Morrison, Baldock, Delap (More a pipe dream this one). These were the only players we've been seriously linked with and of those we've missed out on 4 ish. Had we got all of those over the line I seriously doubt we'd have done anymore business regardless of restrictions.
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